While high-protein diets have been a mainstay of athletes for decades, their popularity in the general public has waxed and waned. Could certain populations benefit from mimicking the eating patterns of their healthier peers? In the first installment of this series, we cover the efficacy of high-protein diets for people with type 2 diabetes.
Over the past hundred years, an array of changes have taken place in the food environment. Correspondingly, rates of obesity and noncommunicable diseases have incrementally increased. To explain this widespread regression in health, many have tried to point the finger at a specific food or food group. A theory that has recently gained traction blames vegetable oils. It’s commonly put forth that vegetable oils are healthy due to their low saturated fat and high polyunsaturated fat content, but is there more to the story? Could this common household staple be the offender we’ve been searching for?
Calorie cycling has a rich history in bodybuilding. While current research suggests this may be a useful strategy for fat loss, the jury is still out for muscle building. In this extensive article, I dive into the available evidence and provide recommendations for how to potentially set-up a calorie cycling diet.
Part of being a nutrition major is criticizing the way people eat. It doesn’t matter which nutrition class it is, at least once per semester, the topic of fad diets is brought up. This results in a handful of self-righteous nutrition majors scoffing at a variety of diets implemented by the general public, and rightfully… Read more The Ketogenic Diet is a Fad Diet
The phrase “too much protein is bad for your kidneys” has been handed down for generations. So much so, that it made its way into the brain of a registered dietitian and professor, who then passed it on to a class of undergraduate nutrition students. For many undergraduate nutrition students, the professor’s word is law,… Read more Too Much Protein is Bad for Your Kidneys